What does the word stink mean?

Usage examples for stink

  1. And I whispered unto the Maid that she halt; and we stood very husht a while, and surely the stink did grow, and to be very dreadful in the nostrils, so that I felt Mine Own Maid to shake somewhat with the fear and disgust that this thing did make in us. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  2. Though they stink yet they sting. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  3. And if I don't hear from you in some reasonable time, I'll raise a stink from here to Vega! – The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley